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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: unexpected results with Linux Intel RPM install, developer snapshot
Date Sun, 19 May 2013 16:23:20 GMT
On Sun, May 19, 2013 at 1:38 AM, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org>wrote:

> Kay Schenk wrote:
>
>> Well, it seems I did NOT install all RPMs the first time. RPMs are now a
>> mix of names starting with "aoobasis4.0" and "openoffice4". Installs of
>> "aoobasi4.0" caused dumps of libraries to "/program".
>>
>
> I couldn't reproduce the problem installing the latest 32-bit RPMs from
> http://people.apache.org/~**arielch/developer-snapshots/**
> snapshot/linux_x86/Apache_**OpenOffice_4.0.0_Linux_x86_**
> install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz<http://people.apache.org/~arielch/developer-snapshots/snapshot/linux_x86/Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.0_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz>
>
> but I always install with an explicit prefix, i.e., something like
>
> sudo mkdir -p /opt/openoffice-snapshot/.rpm
> sudo rpm -ivh --dbpath /opt/openoffice-snapshot/.rpm --nodeps --prefix
> /opt/openoffice-snapshot *.rpm
>
> Anyway, if you install the full set you don't end up with anything in
> "/program", right? Otherwise the packaging must be revised.
>
>
>  Now, since I actually ust installed the "openoffice4" RPMS,  "/program"
>> has
>> normal binaries in it, so I can run AOO 4.0. But...still don't know why
>> other stuff is in this directory.
>>
>
> This should be normal since the 3-layer office is now removed. By
> comparison, a 3.4.1 setup would have this structure:
>
> /opt/openoffice-341/
> |-- openoffice.org
> `-- openoffice.org3
>
> while the OpenOffice 4.x-snapshot setup would only have the "openoffice4"
> folder, containing stuff that used to be in other folders (in my case,
> "program" has about 400 files in the snapshot, as opposed to about 30 in
> 3.4.1).
>

Oh! Well this explanation certainly helps! Thanks. No wonder. Maybe
something we should make former users aware of too. I, too, usually just do
an install with *.rpm option, but I had some other old rpms in this same
location, so I just tried to pick off the AOO4 ones. But I missed some.

Anyway, all good for now. I am looking forward to some testing now! :)


>
> Regards,
>   Andrea.
>
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